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The Must List: 7 Charcoal-Infused Products for Every Yogi

Natural detoxifying properties have transformed charcoal from BBQ staple to health-and-beauty superstar.

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Charcoal Infused Products for Yogis
CHRISTOPHER DOUGHERTY

1. Manduka GRP Yoga Mat

Hot and power yoga sessions will be slimy no more, thanks to this charcoal-infused, no-slip mat from Manduka. Designed to make the yoga towel obsolete, its tri-layered design wicks away moisture and charcoal banishes odors for good ($98, manduka.com).

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2. Nawrap Binchotan Body Wash Towel

Quick drying and delicate to the touch, this yoga towel is woven with antimicrobial and anti-odor binchotan (a traditional Japanese Oak charcoal that absorbs impurities) so you can focus on liberation—not perspiration ($15, nawrap.ippinka.com).

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3. Dirty Lemon Daily Detox

Take an inside-out approach to wellness with a lemon-ginger elixir packed with pharmaceutical-grade charcoal that promises to eliminate harmful chemicals before your body can absorb them. An added bonus? Dandelion root may reduce cholesterol and improve liver and kidney function ($65 for case of 6, dirtylemon.com).

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4. Little Seed Farm Activated Charcoal Deodorant Cream

Charcoal’s absorbent powers make this organic, minty cream deodorant strong enough to stand up to HIIT workouts but gentle enough for sensitive underarms. We love that it’s made by hand in small batches on a Tennessee farm that’s completely powered by the sun ($14, littleseedfarm.com).

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Charcoal Infused Bath Products for Yogis
Christopher Dougherty

5. Lush Boom! Toothy Tabs; Wilder Goods Bamboo and Charcoal Toothbrush

The ultimate dream team of oral hygiene: travel-friendly toothpaste tabs (spiked with extra detoxifying gunpowder tea) meet a toothbrush as eco-friendly as they come—its fully compostable bamboo and charcoal-imbued antimicrobial bristles make it easy to scrub your way to a bright smile ($11, lush.com; $5, shopwildergoods.com).

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6. Herbivore Bamboo Charcoal Detoxifying Soap Bar

This cleanser’s sparkly lather gently buffs skin to a soft shine. Charred bamboo dives deep into pores to draw out dirt, while tea tree oil soothes irritated skin and minimizes blemishes. Use it all over for a happy face and body ($12, herbivorebotanicals.com).

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7. Sky and Company Obsidian Bath Salts

Melt away stress and inflammation with soothing rose petals, muscle-relaxing Epsom salt, and detoxifying activated charcoal—all you have to do is draw the bath ($30, shopskyandco.com).

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About the Author 
San Diego–based journalist Hannah Lott-Schwartz tells stories for National Geographic Traveler, in-flight magazines on United and Delta airlines, Sierra, and others.